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. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> reporter: kerry's strong response came as u.n
i say good job. >> that's it for us on "the five." thanks for watching. see you back here tomorrow. "special report" with bret baier is next. >>> the u.s. readies its case against syria and for military action. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. american war ships in the mediterranean are on high alert as they are prepared to punish a regime that dared to use chemical weapons against its own people, according to administration officials. one senior defense official telling fox news it is not a matter of if the u.s. will take military action against syria but when. meantime, we're waiting for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he ra
. this is the most humiliating thing i've done. we ended the show dancing. that's it for us at "the five." "special report" is next. >>> the obama administration consults with allies, finally agrees to talk to congressional leaders before pulling the trigger on syria. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the only shots being fired continue to be of the rhetorical variety tonight as the anticipation grows of a u.s. military attack against syria. the u.s. is so far playing by the rules with other nations. however, the lawmakers here at home were until today definitely feeling left out. we have fox team coverage. melissa francis in new york has economic implications of a military move on syria. catherine herridge looks at how limited strikes worked before. james rosen at the state department looks at the possible blow back the action may carry for our allies and adversaries. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry with where things stand now. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox learned tomorrow the white house will brief top house and senate members about
, that is it for "the five." thank you for joining us, see you tomorrow. special report, you know what that is. that is pretty good. >> the terror on the ground, in the aftermath of alleged chemical weapons warfare in syria, we talked to people who were there. this is special report. good evening, i'm brett baier, the international outrage is growing tonight over the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria. france is suggesting the use of force. turkey said several red lines have been crossed. here in the u.s., the reaction has been less public and far less definitive. more on that in a moment. tonight, we begin with the eyewitness accounts of chemical weapons. here is a strong warning. many of the images in this report are very graphic and disturbing. >> reporter: for those who survived wednesday's attack comes the grim task of burying the dead. hundreds, if not thousands of dead. their bodies lined up, filling room after room. images somebody had to risk his life to capture, to show the world the horrors inside syria. via skype, we reached the man behind many of the pictures. >> some patien
qaeda makeover. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the president used to say al qaeda was on the run, now he's just saying they're on their heels. addressing troops at camp pendleton, he said something he normally shies away from. >> we have been at war with al qaeda. >> reporter: on a late night comedy show, the president stressed to the troops he's all over it. >> even as we designate the al qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our home land. >> reporter: earlier, the president used the soft couch of the tonight show with jay leno, dropping his line about the terror about being on the run to defeat to claiming they're on their heels. >> it is a reminder for all the progress, getting bin laden, putting al qaeda between afghanistan and pakistan back on its heels, that, you know, this radical, you know, violent extremism is still out there, and you know, we've got to stay on top of it. >> reporter: the president was also blunt trying to use the current threat from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula which
and is crucial to u.s. ally israel's defense. we have fox team coverage. ed henry at the white house, looking at the administration's evolving policy. but leland vittert has more. >> reporter: just past midnight in cairo, where it is relatively calm but far from quiet, given rumors that hosni mubarak, former president, may get out of jail. right now, it appears as though the army is winning the battle for the strength against the muslim brotherhood gunmen and battle for hearts and minds of the egyptian people, although it is coming at a high price. under a banner on state tv reading egypt fighting terrorism, a military jet brought back the bodies of 25 police recruits killed execution style overnight by jihadist militants and left on the side of a road in the sinai peninsula. a clear message of revenge from groups loyal to the muslim brotherhood, allegedly for the death of 36 brotherhood prisoners in an escape attempt from this jail earlier sunday. egypt's military hoped to prevent such attacks by rounding up hundreds of brotherhood supporters and leadership, along with this man, the brother
you tell us not to use, we can't talk any more. >> i want to ban every single word. >> get out. throw to "special report." >> that's it for us at "the five." see you tomorrow. "special report" is next! it is great! >>> the u.s. intercepts the electronic communications of two top al qaeda leaders, plotting attacks. al qaeda's top man ordering the al qaeda branch in yemen to attack the west. it is a major part of what prompted the shut down of embassies in the middle east and north africa. so what's next and who leaked that intel? this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. a terror group that was supposed to be on its last legs seems to be running the show now on american foreign policy. u.s. embassies and consulates in several middle eastern and african nations will stay closed through at least the end of the week. this follows the one day shut down sunday. we have fox team coverage. ed henry is at the white house with a national security leak that's a little different. we begin with national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon and new informatio
loss, but we know you're probably comforted knowing you have a strong faith. >>> that's it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. "special report" is next. >>> the world's most dangerous neighborhood plunges further into crisis. chemical weapons attack in syria, imminent release from prison for egypt's former dictator. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the powder keg that is the middle east is growing even more explosive tonight. there is new and potential conflict in two of the region's most sensitive pressure points. syrian rebels say hundreds of people have been massacred in new chemical weapons attacks, while the egyptian leader whose overthrow energized the arab spring may soon be out of jail. that could spark more action on the streets. we have fox team coverage. james rosen looks at how christians are being persecuted by an enraged muslim brotherhood, not only in egypt but elsewhere. ed henry at the white house with an obama administration foreign policy in turmoil. we begin with leland vittert with the latest from egypt and sy
. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his forces used chemical weapons. while white house officials hit hard with questions about another iraq insisted they have an air tight case over last week's mass chemical attack. >> these international norms are important. and it is not appropriate for totalitarian dictators to flout them with impugnity. >> reporter: a key republican is backing the president up on the intelligence but charges the consultation has been more like checking a box. >> i think the facts will be on the president's side but he needs buy in from congress. >> we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact over the long term. >> reporter: retired major general says it is not just a shot across the bow and warned of a wider conflict if assad responds by striking israel. >> it is an act of war. tell me pathways to war sometimes turn into highways to hell. >> reporter: as a candidate in 2008 then senator obama warned against symbolic threats against syria and iran. in an interview on december 1 took a poke at president
nobody ends up being more war weary than me, when you have a regime that's willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they're held to account. >> reporter: his reset with russia in tatters at the united nations, and his ally in britain unable to deliver support for a coalition, the nobel peace prize winner finds himself alone on the world stage, starting to make the case for unilateral u.s. military action. >> part of the challenge we end up with here is that a lot of people think somebody should be done but nobody wants to do it. >> reporter: any tentativeness in his words were made up with passion from the secretary of state, john kerry, warning of the cost of not backing up the president's red line. >> and it matters to who we are, and it matters to leadership, and to our credibility in the world. >> reporter: the administration released a four page assessment, declaring with high confidence the intelligence community believes it could pin last week's gas attack on syrian president bashar al-assad. >> we saw r
. >> doughnuts won't kill you. they're good for you. >> right. that's it for us. thank you gofor being here. have a great weekend. "special report" snis next. >>> obamacare, defensive on benghazi and al qaeda and goes on offensive for republicans. this is sprt. "special report." >>> good eveninging. i'm bret baier. just before jetting off to an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard president obama took volley of questions from a white house press corps feeling neglected the past several months. the topics varied but the president had a message to get out about government surveillance. here a chief white house correspondent ed hen prip. >> afternoon, everybody. these have a seat. >> reporter: president obama used his first full-scale news conference in over three months to try and get out in front of the nsa surveillance controversy he was on his heels over a range of national security issues from his prickly relationship with russia to terror threats from al qaeda and why he still hasn't brought the benghazi killers to justice. >> i also said we'd get bin laden and didn't get him in 11 months.
with how the u.s. trained the man behind egypt's military takeover, but we begin with correspondent leland vitter live in jerusalem where it is early morning. hi, leland. >> reporter: good evening, john. in cairo, a state of martial law. tanks, armored personnel carriers and soldiers around with automatic weapons. the violence we saw today was a little different as residents of cairo took up arms against the brotherhood, angry that those members had turned their city into something of an urban battlefield, as egypt as a whole inches closer to civil war. flames burning through floor after floor of an office building marked the end of an epic battle for ramsey square. following mass funerals and noon prayers, tens of thousands of protesters began to converge, among them, gunmen firing their ak-47s ahead of the coming battle. the military will fall, said this man, in route. a few minutes later they attacked a police station, bringing the chaos of war, complete back to you. >> looks like it is going to go on some time. thanks. >>> the best and brightest military minds from all over the world c
stood on the side of us for 40 years. >> don't sell us out. if he doesn't resign today, today, then we will keep on getting the signatures and we will recall him. >> reporter: 18 women have accused the mayor of sexual harassment including three business executives, two military vets, a vice admiral and two singers. one filed a lawsuit. some attorneys believe the value of that lawsuit will fall when the monster inside me, filner, leaves and the victim is suing innocent taxpayers. the tawdry actions of filner, ex-congressman anthony weiner and eliot spitzer undermines the democratic brand. >> good retort for republicans to use when democrats raise the war on women issue against the gop. you know, that's what politics is about today. it's a war of sound bites. you've got to have a good one. well, thanks to filner and weiner and spitzer, the republicans now have a good sound bite retort. >> reporter: now today's vote could essentially end op"oprahopen opera by the sea. if it's accepted, we expect a special election to replace him in the next 90 days. back to you. >> william, thank you. >>>
>> he found 2.05 dimamond call me. >> that is it for us. "special report" is next. >>> this is a fox news alert. due to the threat of terror attacks the state department is preparing to close or keep closed for a certain amount of time certain embassies in various hot spots around the middle east such as egypt, iraq and afghanistan. that list could be a lot longer. the spokesman says the department has obtained information and that it is making the move out of an abundance of caution. we are continuing to follow this breaking story. we will have more for you when we get it. the embassies closing for terror threats. >>> on to a terror attack in the u.s. we have five days away from the trial of army major nidal hasan. we are getting a direct communication from him to fox news and you. chief intelligence correspondent tells us what hasan wants you to hear. >> reporter: on the eve of his military trial accused fort hood shooter released the hand writt written and typed documents to fox news where he appears to abandon his oath as a commissioned officer and explain his
horse-drawn carriages. >> a good idea. >> make sure you take your wallet. that's it for us at "the five" special report is next. see you tomorrow. >>> america gets off the sidelines following the deaths of hundreds of people in egypt, president obama has seen enough. this is "special report." good evening. i'm john robertson for bret baier this thursday evening. president obama says it can no longer be business as usual between the united states and egypt. the death toll from fighting between the military backed leadership and muslim brotherhood supporters has now eclipsed 600. now, the u.s. has issued a very public rebuke of the egyptian government. wendell goler is with the president on martha's vineyard tonight. >> reporter: egypt's most violent day since the ouster of hosni maubarak pulled the president out of vacation briefly and said the u.s. will boycott joint exercises that had been set next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: the biannual exercises began
that's it for us. thanks for watching, everybody. see you tomorrow. "special report" is up next. >>> this is a fox news alert, i'm bret baier in washington. the first criminal charges have been filed in the benghazi terror attacks that left four people dead last september 11, including the u.s. ambassador there. there may be new efforts tonight to track them down. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has breaking details from the pentagon. good evening, jennifer. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox news confirmed nearly one year after the benghazi attacks on the u.s. consulate and cia annex which left ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead, the justice department has filed its first charges against those responsible for the attacks. the charges remain under seal in new york. in may, the fbi released images of three suspects wanted for questioning. it is not clear whether they are the ones charged, but reporters spoke to one of the suspects days after the attack and more recently. justice department officials would not comment about the charges, but
roberts tomorrow from "duck dynasty" with us tomorrow. "special report" is next. >>> the president's top cop wants to ease up on some criminals. is it smarter sentencing or going soft on crime? this is "special report." good evening, i am shannon bream, in for bret baier. we begin with big potential changes in the way cops, judges and criminals go about their business. a federal judge ruled the stop and frisk policy must change, and attorney general eric holder wants to rewrite rules on who goes to federal prison and for how long. james rosen has our top story. >> we in the federal government can become smarter and tougher on crime. >> reporter: to those ends, attorney eric holder announced new guidelines when prosecuting offenses, low level nonviolent drug offenses, not with cartels, will not have the stiff penalties. >> they do not serve public safety. they, let's be honest, some of the enforcement priorities we have set have had a destabilizing effect on particular communities, largely poor and of color. >> reporter: federal statistics show while the american population has grown by 3
. "special report" is next. >>> more terror threats to american diplomatic outposts, and the u.s. government tells international travelers it is a good time to stay home. this is "special report." good evening, i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. there are some nervous people at u.s. embassies and consulates in the world's most dangerous neighborhoods. terror threats are closing many facilities and have now prompted the obama administration to issue a worldwide travel alert. here is senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler . >> reporter: the scope of the shut down is unprecedented. 21 embassies and consulates in the middle east, north africa, south central asia. never has a security concern prompted action of that magnitude. lawmakers briefed on the threat say the specifics are classified and won't reveal much. >> it is al qaeda linked and based upon our experience in the past, we know that when information surfaces that shows that our personnel are at risk, we should act on that information. >> reporter: last year's attack on the benghazi consulate that claimed the li
the terror attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others, no one in the state department or obama administration has been fired or lost a paycheck. today the few who were singled out for very mild disciplinary action were invited back into the fold. chief washington correspondent james rosen has tonight's top story. >> reporter: in the nearly 12 months since a premeditated attack at two u.s. installations in benghazi killed four americans, including the ambassador to libya, not a single terrorist has been brought to justice. at the state department, an investigation by the accountability review board, arb, resulted in four employees being placed on administrative leave. now secretary of state john kerry ordered all four reassigned to different jobs. >> clearly things could have been done better. i think that's patently obvious to everybody that followed this almost a year now, but again, we have to let the facts lead where they may and these are people with real lives and real careers and we can't just take action that's not warranted against them to make us all feel bett
economists can't say on the one hand and on the other hand. in other words, you can use numbers to prove anything that is even remotely true. so as one key unemployment indicator hits a six-year low we take a closerer look at some of the arithmetic you don't often hear about. >> reporter: over the last four weeks jobless claims jobbed to 335,000 on average, the lowest average since november 2007. it is another sign coupled with last month's rate that the economy may be pulling out. >> i think the general pattern from this report, other data coming in is the economy is continuing to heal. >> reporter: another employment number may help to explain why businesses remain hesitant. it is the u-6 rate which includes under employment. it stands at 14.3%. >> we are in the fifth year of recovery and yet people are dropping out of the workforce. i have never seen that happen before. >> reporter: the unemployment rate for the milineal is higher. >> there is a tragedy going on. if you look deeper into the number over 43.6% of young americans have full-time work right now. so if you are in my generat
nearly 300 people dead. we have fox team coverage, james rosen at the state department has u.s. reaction to the renewed bloodshed. we begin with leland vitter in the middle east. >> reporter: hi, shannon. good morning. there's a tense calm on the streets in cairo, this is the scene in the past couple hours as there's overwhelming military presence on the street, the imposed curfew appears to be taking hold. anyone venturing out risks immediate arrest, these images are stark contrast from the near warfare we saw earlier today. from the air, cairo looked like an urban battlefield, smoke masking horror on the ground as bulldozers backed by hundreds of riot police are firing tear gas, smashed into protest camps set up by the muslim brotherhood following the army coup. the brotherhood claims sit ins and demanding morsi returned to power were peaceful, but documenting them firing ak-47s at security forces, men in uniform fired back. by noon, doctors reported hospitals overrun with countless injured and many dead. we are facing a massacre or even a war of genocide, claimed muslim brotherhood le
of pocket costs to go into effect next year, it could double costs for people that use one to manage medical coverage and another for prescription drug benefits. as the president settled in to vacation life on martha's vineyard, word of a new obama care concession to insurance companies, involving the $6300 a year cap on deductibles and co-pays that was supposed to go into effect next year. officials say insurers sometimes use different companies to administer medical coverage and drug benefits, their computers don't always talk to each other. in those rare cases, people could pay twice the out of pocket costs. this ceo says the president was right when he warned there would be a learning curve. >> they're trying to recreate many of the things insurance companies got good at doing. what they're going to learn is this is not so easy. >> reporter: the latest concession was granted before the administration announced last month that large employers would get an extra year before they have to insure their workers. it was buried in bureaucratic language on a labor department website but went unno
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